While the Tsurugashima Project was in full swing, another project was progressing on the adjacent site. They were planning a solar power plant comprising solar panels laid out on a brownfield land of a former factory site. After the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan’s energy policy, which had largely relied on nuclear power generation, was revised and solar power plants were increasingly considered as a potential replacement. The former factory site in the suburb was a perfect location for a solar power plant due to low housing demand in the area. Some people, however, questioned the feasibility of building such a large-scale solar power plant in the residential area.
Project Date: 2014.03.01
Program：Environmental Education Facility
Number of Stories：1 story
Total Floor Area：127.82㎡
Photo: Takumi Ota, Dep. of Architecture, Toyo Univ.